Be structured but make time for free play- we all know that children thrive on structure and routine. Life is just smoother when everyone is on auto mode, right!? So, there is a time to do homework, have meals, have a bath…am sure you get the drift! While I do agree, that routine and consistency is important, the problem arises when most of our parenting revolves around these structured ‘supervisory’ activities. When was the last time you just ran around, tickled or danced with your child, flew a kite, kicked a ball, played pretend pretend…? Free play is what brings out the laughter, builds lifelong memories and brings back the joy to parenting. So, make room in that busy schedule for laughter and play!
As always, I end with ‘Happy Parenting!’